Assistant Superintendents


Dr. Robert M. Dowdle, Assistant Superintendent for School Performance and Operations

Dr. Dowdle has a Doctor of Education degree with an emphasis in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Utah, and more than 23 years of experience as a teacher and educational leader. He began his career at Mount Jordan Middle School, where he taught Earth Science, English and Social Studies. He later taught Advanced Placement Economics, U.S. History and World History at Bingham High School, and served as Principal of Jordan High School and Assistant Principal for Alta High School and Brighton High School.
Supervises:  Human Resources; Transportation ServicesInformation Technology Services; School Operations, including High School Principals and Directors of Elementary and Middle School Principals; Career and Technical Education


Dr. Kathryn McCarrie, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction

Dr. McCarrie brings extensive experience in instruction and leadership to Canyons School District. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, a Master’s Degree in Special Education and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, Dr. McCarrie has taught students with disabilities in Colorado and Utah, and worked in Granite School District as a school psychologist, junior high school principal, and most recently, the district’s special education director. Dr. McCarrie is known for creating a continuum of services and supports for educators and parents, from developing a parent consultant model to implementing and maintaining professional learning, mentoring, and induction programs for special educators and administrators. Dr. McCarrie also has authored several articles for “The Special Educator,” served as former president of the statewide organization LEAD (Local Education Agency Directors), and has been honored as Granite School District’s Administrator of the Year.  
Supervises:  Special EducationPlanning and Enrollment; Student Advocacy and Access; Research and Assessment; Instructional Supports; Student Support Services; Education Technology; Canyons Virtual High School